Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Product Focus: Enzyme Masks

Unlike your typical clay or mud masks which mainly work to extract excess oil and sebum in the skin; enzyme masks actually dissolve the surface layer of yucky dead skin cells that can cause your face to look dull or even breakout. Using an enzyme mask also helps with enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation/dark spots, premature wrinkles, and it improves circulation and texture of the skin leaving it soft and smooth.  After rummaging through my ‘product armoire' (as I call it), here’s the run down of what I came out with


Basic Info:  It’s a 3oz jar and the product is a transparent green liquid- gel

Price: around $11 at Walmart
Pros: made with 100% vegetarian ingredients, calms minor breakouts, gives your face a fresh healthy
glow, very potent without being too harsh on the skin, hypoallergenic, doesn’t cause any visible peeling of the skin, and Alba Botanica does not test it products on animals.

Cons: when applied it has a strong burning/tingling sensation, smells strange....like a tangy sour green apple ( if that makes sense), but it’s not an overpowering scent.

Rating:  5/5


Basic Info:   Comes in a 6 fl oz tube, and the gel like product has tiny exfoliating beads. This is made up of a cocktail of Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHAs), Pineapple extracts, and vitamins.

Price:  $3 or $4 at Ulta

Pros: super affordable, made with some natural ingredients, doesn’t cause any visible peeling of the skin, and Freeman does not test on animals. 

Cons: I got no noticeable results

Ratings: 2/5


Basic Info:  You get 2.75 oz of product in the jar, and this mask has an added kick with 10% glycolic acid mixed in. It is a must that the product be refrigerated after opening.

Price: $19 plus S&H from www.magnificentface.com

Pros: the added  glycolic acid makes it very potent without being too harsh on the skin, has a great pumpkin pie scent, made with other plant extracts and vitamins, does not cause noticeable peeling of the skin, strong enough to be used all over the body, skin looks and  feels healthy and clean after usage.

Cons: can only be ordered online so that means you have to pay for S&H and wait for it to be delivered, and it has a strong tingling/burning sensation when applied

Ratings: 4.5/5

Hope this helps !!
Until next time....Debbie

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